Over Hill Sailing Club
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
You should read up on the HMS Bounty story. You owe it to yourself. I recommend Caroline Alexander book, The Bounty, based on a very thorough research. Bligh was a consummate navigator, sailor, and captain. None of his men were shanghaied and the mutiny happened in 1789, mostly because large part of the crew wanted to stay on Tahiti.
Sorry I was loose with the facts. Just a little hyperbole. Didn't mean to impugn Capt. Bligh, by using the connotation of his name. Just ordered a used hardcover copy of Alexander's book for 44 cents! (love the used book selections on Amazon!)Thanks for the recommendation.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 07-31-2013 at 05:45 PM.